Meanings, ideologies, and learners' dictionaries

Rosamund Moon

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This paper looks at the treatment of ideologically loaded items in monolingual learners’dictionaries of English, and issues in the lexicographical description of their meanings. It begins by considering non-denotative meaning and the question of evidence; then considers a selection of entries relating to ethnocentricity, gender and sexuality, and age. Entries are drawn mainly from the standard British big five; the 1948 edition of Hornby; and two crowd-sourced dictionaries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XVI EURALEX International Congress: The User in Focus
EditorsAndrea Abel, C Vettori, N Ralli
Place of PublicationBolzano/Bozen
PublisherEURALEX Proceedings
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014
EventXVI EURALEX International Congress: The User in Focus - Bolzano, Italy
Duration: 15 Jul 201419 Jul 2014


ConferenceXVI EURALEX International Congress: The User in Focus


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